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StepChange Debt Charity

StepChange Debt Charity helps thousands of people every week to overcome serious debt problems. For free debt advice and solutions contact StepChange via their website www.stepchange.org or call tel: 0800 138 1111. Calls are free from all landlines and mobiles. Lines are open: Mon to Fri 8am to 8pm and Sat 8am to 4pm. Don’t forget to use their budget form to gather your information before calling. A debt advice call takes around 40…

Could you support someone to stay home for good?

Home for Good are looking for compassionate individuals from all walks of life who can spare an hour or two each week to support a formerly homeless person in their local area. A London-wide scheme, Home for Good was designed to support those who might be struggling in a new and unfamiliar area, without a support network. Clients have reported that social isolation can be a real problem, leading to a…

Healthy Eating for Healthy Memories Recipe Book

Together with Irish in Britain, we developed a Healthy Eating for Healthy Memories Recipe book as part of our allotment project celebration at the Brent Library. Working together in partnership, we developed and delivered a Healthy Eating for Healthy Memories project with residents of Clochar Court Sheltered Housing Scheme and the wider Innisfree Community in North London. The project took place over 8 weeks and participants met each Wednesday to…

Innisfree named in 24 Housing’s ‘Top 50 Landlords’

Innisfree is celebrating after being ranked 43 in the ‘Top 50 Landlords’ list by industry magazine 24housing.  The list was compiled by 24housing to try and find the nation’s top landlords and to recognise best practice in the sector. Chief Executive, John Delahunty, said ‘we are delighted our work at Innisfree has been recognised by our inclusion in 24 Housing’s Top 50 Landlords list. This is a great achievement!  We…

Ambassador Dan Mulhall recites The Lake Isle of Innisfree by W B Yeats at the opening of the Men’s Shed at Clochar Court

Over 70 residents and dignitaries gathered together to celebrate the opening of the first Irish Men’s Shed at Clochar Court in Harlesden in July this week.  Opened by His Excellency, Mr Dan Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain in his final engagement before he leaves for the US, the Men’s Shed has been set up to provide both a workshop and a social space for the Irish Community in…

St Patrick’s Parade – London

View more pictures at the St Patrick parde 2014 scrapbook On a beautiful sunny Spring day, with a loan of the mini-bus from Brent Irish Advisory Service, we greeted people from all corners of the world to came to see the parade. Tenants joined staff to walk for almost two hours in central London. Crowds cheered us on and many turned up in traditional costume to witness the event.

Wembley Allotment – work gets under way for the 2014 season

Like David Moyles, we are now preparing for the new season up at the allotment. The second plot is now dug over, raised beds constructed and ready for a delivery of top soil and we have pruned the fruit trees. We have also discovered a pond which will help attract wildlife to the South West end of the allotment. We have been told there are frogs and toads in hedgerows…

Innisfree meet Camara!

                                   Following a recent meeting with Sam Lehane from Camara, Innisfree asked Sam to explain more about this unique charity working to help recycle used computers to help others. You may be interested and could possibly help! if you work with an organisation who need to recycle PC’s, this may be an option. Camara is a unique Irish charity founded in 2007. We reuse technology to provide a better education and…

Reminiscence sessions finish up on DVD

   Innisfree hosted a summer of reminiscence recalling stories of emigration from home to set up a new life in London and the UK. With Heritage Lottery Funding, Innisfree worked in partnership with Age Exchange, Irish in Britain, Brent Museum, London Metropolitan University and the Geffrye Museum to re-visit an Irish childhood in the 1950’s onwards. Participants explored their stories of emigration from home to the UK, recalling life settling…

2013 Garden competition awards presented at Sudbury allotment

Innisfree gardening competition winners enjoyed the last of the Summer weather with a presentation award and lunch at our allotment site in Sudbury Wembley. Matthew Wicks who presented the awards was most impressed with the quality of the entries this year. Jennifer and Foieg Rahman won the 1st place award for their best use of a small space. Judge Vanessa Hampton from Brent Allotment and Spaces noted the Rahman’s utilised space and containers…